World Journal of Surgery

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List of Papers (Total 811)

A Systematic Review on the Synoptic Operative Report Versus the Narrative Operative Report in Surgery

BackgroundProper documentation is an essential part of patient safety and quality of care in the surgical field. Surgical procedures are traditionally documented in narrative operative reports which are subjective by nature and often lack essential information. This systematic review will analyze the added value of the newly emerged synoptic reporting technique in the surgical...

A 5-Year Evaluation of the Implementation of Triple Diagnostics for Early Detection of Severe Necrotizing Soft Tissue Disease: A Single-Center Cohort Study

BackgroundThe standardized approach with triple diagnostics (surgical exploration with visual inspection, microbiological and histological examination) has been proposed as the golden standard for early diagnosis of severe necrotizing soft tissue disease (SNSTD, or necrotizing fasciitis) in ambivalent cases. This study’s primary aim was to evaluate the protocolized approach after...

Low Preoperative Mental and Physical Health is Associated with Poorer Postoperative Recovery in Patients Undergoing Day Surgery: A Secondary Analysis from a Randomized Controlled Study

BackgroundDay surgical procedures are increasing both in Sweden and internationally. Day surgery patients prepare for and handle their recovery on their own at home. The aim of this study was to investigate patients’ preoperative mental and physical health and its association with the quality of their recovery after day surgery.MethodThis was a secondary analysis of a randomized...

Timing of Parathyroidectomy Does Not Influence Renal Function After Kidney Transplantation

BackgroundParathyroidectomy (PTx) is the treatment of choice for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients with therapy-resistant hyperparathyroidism (HPT). The optimal timing of PTx for ESRD-related HPT—before or after kidney transplantation (KTx)—is subject of debate.MethodsPatients with ESRD-related HPT who underwent both PTx and KTx between 1994 and 2015 were included in a...

Autofluorescence in Parathyroidectomy: Signal Intensity Correlates with Serum Calcium and Parathyroid Hormone but Routine Clinical Use is Not Justified

BackgroundThe inability to identify the pathological gland at surgery results in failure to cure hyperparathyroidism in 2–5%. The poorly understood characteristic of parathyroid tissue to manifest autofluorescence (AF) under near-infrared (NIR) light has been promoted as an intraoperative adjunct in parathyroid surgery. This study sought to explore potential clinical correlates...

Low-fidelity Paediatric Surgical Simulation: Description of Models in Low-Resource Settings

BackgroundSurgical simulation is an important aspect of competency-based training. Recent trends in paediatric surgical simulations have migrated towards high-fidelity simulation with advanced technology resulting in models which are expensive and largely inaccessible in low- and middle-income countries. MethodsThis article describes four wet simulation models of common surgical...

Validity of Surgical Resection for Lymph Node or Pulmonary Recurrence of Esophageal Cancer After Definitive Treatment

BackgroundDespite the poor prognosis of recurrent esophageal squamous cell cancer (ESCC), long-term survival could be achieved in a subset of patients who successfully underwent surgical resection for recurrence. In this study, we investigated the outcomes of surgical resection for lymph node (LN) or pulmonary (PUL) recurrence in ESCC patients.MethodsWe retrospectively analyzed...

Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery: A Model of Global Collaboration to Advance the Surgical Care of Children

BackgroundRecommendations by the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery regarding surgical care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) require development to address the needs of children. The Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery (GICS) was founded in 2016 to identify solutions to problems in children’s surgery by utilizing the expertise of practitioners from around the...

A Novel Prediction Model for Bloodstream Infections in Hepatobiliary–Pancreatic Surgery Patients

BackgroundBloodstream infections (BSI) are an important source of postoperative mortality in hepatobiliary–pancreatic surgery (HBPS) patients, and no prediction model has been analyzed before.MethodsUsing big data from the electronic medical records of the administrative and culture databases of MacKay Memorial Hospital, we identified the potential risk factors for community...

Epidemiology of Trauma Patients from the Mosul Offensive, 2016–2017: Results from a Dedicated Trauma Center in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

IntroductionMost epidemiological studies from conflicts are restricted to either combatants or civilians. It is largely unknown how the epidemiology differs between the two groups. In 2016, an Iraqi-led coalition began retaking Mosul from the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. One key institution that received trauma patients from Mosul was Emergency Management...

Emergency Bleeding Control Interventions After Immediate Total-Body CT Scans in Trauma Patients

BackgroundImmediate total-body CT (iTBCT) is often used for screening of potential severely injured patients. Patients requiring emergency bleeding control interventions benefit from fast and optimal trauma screening. The aim of this study was to assess whether an initial trauma assessment with iTBCT is associated with lower mortality in patients requiring emergency bleeding...

Variation in Classification and Postoperative Management of Complex Appendicitis: A European Survey

BackgroundData on common practice in the management of patients with complex appendicitis are scarce, especially for the adult population. Variation in the definition of complex appendicitis, indications for and the type of prolonged antibiotic prophylaxis have not been well studied yet. The aim of this study was to document current practice of the classification and...

Spontaneous Deceleration and Acceleration of Growth Rate in Medullary Thyroid Carcinomas Suggested by Changes in Calcitonin Doubling Times Over Long-Term Surveillance

BackgroundBased on our long-term observation of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) patients, we hypothesized that some MTCs have spontaneous deceleration or regression of tumor growth over a long term and that a minority may acquire growth acceleration. We thus compared the calcitonin doubling time (Ct-DT) in the earlier and later half-periods of MTC patients’ postoperative course...

What Exactly is Meant by “Loss of Domain” for Ventral Hernia? Systematic Review of Definitions

Large ventral hernias are a significant surgical challenge. “Loss of domain” (LOD) expresses the relationship between hernia and abdominal volume, and is used to predict operative difficulty and success. This systematic review assessed whether different definitions of LOD are used in the literature. The PubMed database was searched for articles reporting large hernia repairs that...

The Situation of Safe Surgery and Anaesthesia in Tanzania: A Systematic Review

BackgroundImprovement in the surgical system requires intersectoral coordination. To achieve this, the development of National Surgical, Obstetric, and Anaesthesia Plans (NSOAPS) has been recommended. One of the first steps of NSOAP development is situational analysis. On the ground situational analyses can be resource intensive and often duplicative. In 2016, the Ministry of...

The Reporting on ERAS Compliance, Outcomes, and Elements Research (RECOvER) Checklist: A Joint Statement by the ERAS® and ERAS® USA Societies

BackgroundEnhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs are multimodal care pathways designed to minimize the physiological and psychological impact of surgery for patients. Increased compliance with ERAS guidelines is associated with improved patient outcomes across surgical types. As ERAS programs have proliferated, an unintentional effect has been significant variation in...

The Use of Three-Dimensional Printing Model in the Training of Choledochoscopy Techniques

AimTo evaluate the application value of a three-dimensional (3D) printing model in the training of choledochoscopy techniques.Materials and methodsImaging data from two patients with biliary dilatation were used to produce two 3D reconstruction models which were subsequently constructed into 3D printing models (No. 1 and No. 2). Four hepatobiliary surgeons evaluated the...